“NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers” Independent news story covering Report by CHPI. ‘The Contracting NHS: Can the NHS Handle the Outsourcing of Clinical Services’
Extract from report, p.7
“The contracting NHS: key facts
- 53,000 – estimated number of contracts held between the NHS and the private sector for healthcare in England, including for primary care services.
- £22.6bn – total value of NHS contracts with the private sector, including primary care services.
- 24% – percentage of NHS England’s total budget of £95bn which is spent in the private sector, including for primary care services.
- £9.3bn – amount spent by CCGs on contracts with the private sector for NHS services in 2013-4.
- 16% – per centage of the total Clinical Commissioning Group budget of £65bn which is now spent on the private sector.
- 15,000 – estimated number of contracts between CCGs and the private sector.
- 90 – average number of contracts with the private sector held by each CCG.
- 25,000 – number of staff employed in CCGs, CSUs, and NHS Local Area Teams to commission, administer and enforce NHS contracts.
- £1.3bn – combined budget of CCGs and NHS England Local Area Teams for commissioning, administering and enforcing NHS contracts.
- £700m – amount spent by CCGS on CSUs to administer, monitor and enforce their contracts with NHS and private sector providers.”
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